Cheese Factories on the Moon


Cheese Factories on the Moon

Cheese Factories on the Moon: Why Earmarks are Good for American Democracy is a book by American political scientists Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q Kelly. The title of the book was inspired by a quote by conservative Republican and former Senator Phil Gramm, who said:

If we should vote next week on whether to begin producing cheese in a factory on the moon, I almost certainly would oppose it...On the other hand, if the government decided to institute the policy, it would be my objective to see that a Texas contractor builds this celestial cheese plant, that the milk comes from Texas cows, and that the Earth distribution center is located in Texas."[1]

The book focuses on congressional appropriations earmarks.[2]

References

  1. ^ Adam Meyerson, "The Genius of Ordinary People," Interview with Sen. Phil Gramm, Heritage Foundation Policy Review 50 (Fall 1989): 11-12.
  2. ^ Herdt, Timm (10 August 10 2010). "Contrarian view: Earmarks are good". Ventura County Star. http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/aug/10/contrarian-view-earmarks-are-good/?partner=RSS. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

See also

  • The Moon is made of green cheese

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